Note: All data are available in the excel data tables.
Source: National Mortality Database 2020.
Incidence and mortality comparison
Some cancers are more common than others, and some have better survival rates. For example, while carcinomas are the most common cancer (29% of all cancers) diagnosed in people aged 15–24, they constitute only 16% of all cancer deaths.
Sometimes, relatively common cancers can also have relatively low survival.
Figure 4 describes, for people aged 15–24, the relative incidence of new cases of each type of cancer and compares these with the relative number of deaths due to each type of cancer. Cancers are classified using the revised SEER recode adjusted for the Australian population. The SEER adolescent and young adult site recode was developed to describe the major cancers affecting individuals aged 15–39.
The default settings for the figure below describe incidence and mortality for each of the major cancer groups described in this report.
The figure can be adjusted to describe incidence and mortality for cancer types (for example, types of leukaemia and lymphoma) within each of the broader groups (for example, blood cancers) described in this report, for persons, males, and females.
Figure 4: Cancer proportions by SEER category, people aged 15–24